HAIL THE SON OF GOD—Dancers give praise during the presentation of baby Jesus, the son of God.

HAIL THE SON OF GOD—Dancers give praise during the presentation of baby Jesus, the son of God.

The University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Foundation recently presented “Nativity: A Christmas Gift” at the Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., in Oakland. This theater production is based on Langston Hughes’ musical dramatization of the “Christmas Story.”

A ROOM FOR THE NIGHT—Actors portray Joseph and Mary trying to find a room for the birth of Jesus.

A ROOM FOR THE NIGHT—Actors portray Joseph and Mary trying to find a room for the birth of Jesus.

TENDER MOMENT—Joseph lays Mary down as she prepares to give birth. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

TENDER MOMENT—Joseph lays Mary down as she prepares to give birth. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

GIVING BIRTH—Mary gives birth to baby Jesus

GIVING BIRTH—Mary gives birth to baby Jesus

PRAISING BABY JESUS

PRAISING BABY JESUS

MARY AND JOSEPH

MARY AND JOSEPH

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